Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Restaurants
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-12-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
phi2012
Mouseketeer
 
phi2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Devon UK
Posts: 156

Narcoossee's with young kids?

Hi, trying to get some peoples opinions on whether we should book a table for narcoossee`s one night or not.

we will have our 4 year old and 23 month old girls with us and am not sure what the restaurant is like with children. My kids are on the whole very well behaved and enjoy eating dinner so I think if I bought colouring books etc we might be ok, but I wasn't sure what other peoples thoughts might be on it.

This would be our only signature meal of our 15 night holiday (got lots of lovely ts restaurants booked but no signatures ) and we would quite like to do something a bit more special one night as the holiday is also to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary as well as our girls birthdays (got them covered with character meals ).

peoples thoughts
__________________
ME DH DD5 DD3 DD0
phi2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
donnaf516
DIS Veteran
 
donnaf516's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New Jersey!
Posts: 1,145

We did Narcoosse with my 5 year old daughter last summer. All was fine and we didn't feel out of place at all. She was very well behaved and loved watching Wishes from the dock.

Enjoy!
__________________






August 2010 - POR °O° August 2011 - CBR °O° February 2012 - Pop °O° August 2012 - BC °O° August 2013 - POFQ °O° August 2014 - POFQ
donnaf516 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-12-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
Pakey

I'm not a rookie
I got 2 dogs. I joined the Dis.
 
Pakey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Central California
Posts: 20,097

Narcoosees is full of children.
Pakey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 05:26 PM   #4
melifeld
Mouseketeer
 
melifeld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 406

We ate here with my son when he was 4 1/2. We scheduled our dinner so that we would be there for the fireworks. There were lots of other kids there and DS enjoyed it!
__________________
Me The Man The Little Man
melifeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 01:51 AM   #5
phi2012
Mouseketeer
 
phi2012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Devon UK
Posts: 156

That's good to hear.

Are there ones normally as little as my youngest?

Also if trying to make it so that we are there for the wishes and the boat parade what time should we do the adr?

And if it's quite late how do you normally manage your kids with food hunger etc?

Thanks for the quick responses.
__________________
ME DH DD5 DD3 DD0
phi2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 06:13 AM   #6
topmonkeygirl
DIS Veteran
 
topmonkeygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 1,571

Even if they are bad kids they are still welcome. We were there once and we were seated next to 5 or 6 kids, no adults at the table, or even the table next to them, and they were very bad. All of them under the age of 8. The parents were seated 2 tables beside and 1 behind the kids, they were not paying attention to the kids at all. They enjoyed a nice quiet dinner while the wait staff and the tables around the kids had to endure their bad manners. They were throwing bread, playing with the candles, playing with the plates, crawling on the floor, stopping the waiter every time he came by, had one waiter bring them back to the table when they went to the bathroom, it was horrible. Our waiter apologized and said he put a rush on the 2 tables to try to get them out sooner, he was wonderful.
__________________



It really is a "Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow".
topmonkeygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 06:18 AM   #7
Hopefully
DIS Veteran
 
Hopefully's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Boston Area, MA
Posts: 8,773

Have you considered an in room sitting service so that you and your husband can really relax and enjoy your anniversary celebration? There are several that members of the DIS use and are very comfortable with.
If you decide to all go, I would urge you to go early in the evening. Although there are children there, many couples and adults are looking for a quieter evening at the Signature Restaurants.
Good Luck.
__________________
Hopefully is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 06:38 AM   #8
lobsterkmd
Mouseketeer
 
lobsterkmd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Conway, NH
Posts: 102

With the exception of V&A's one of the things I love about Disney is kids are welcome everywhere. If you think people will be offended by you bringing your kids you should remind them you are in Disney!!! If they want adults only dining and vacation- try Vegas!

On our last visit we are at all signatures with my DD10 and we saw tons of kids- we met a couple with an 18 month old at California Grill and started talking with them and all the restaurants they had taken their daughter to on the trip. We noticed waitstaff very accommodating.

I do recommend dining earlier in the evening, as you will find most families dining at signatures around that time!
__________________
Maine-iacs. Steve, Kristin, Sophia and baby Lucy
lobsterkmd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 08:24 AM   #9
CraigInPA
Since June 1974
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Jeffersonville, PA
Posts: 251

Flame suit ON.

Ask yourself whether your youngest child really can sit through a 2 hour meal without issues? If the answer is no, then spare the other diners at this signature restaurant the interaction with your children. There is day care, I believe, at all the resort hotels available if you really want to attend this restaurant. If your child can be "very well behaved", then, by all means, bring him/her.
CraigInPA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 11:13 AM   #10
JZCubed
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 945

Quote:
Originally Posted by lobsterkmd View Post
With the exception of V&A's one of the things I love about Disney is kids are welcome everywhere.
This.
__________________
WDW Off Site (1975, 76, 78), Contemporary (1988), Beach Club Villas (2013), Boardwalk Villas (1999, 2011), Bay Lake Towers (2010-2014), Swan & Dolphin (2011-2014), Animal Kingdom (2014)

Akershus (3.0-stars* Food; 5* princess interaction). blueZoo (4.5* - Best (Sea) Food w/o jacket required), Boma (4.0* buffet breakfast*), Bongo's (3*), California Grill (3.5*food; 5*- Best View), Cape May Cafe (4* charcter breakfast w/ Goofy), Captain's Grille (2*), Chef Mickey's (2* food; 5* characters), Cinderella's Royal Table (2.5* food; 4* characters), Citrico's (3.5*), Coral Reef (3.5* food; 4.5* for the view), Crystal Palace (2*), 50's Prime Time Cafe (2.5*), Flying Fish (3.5*), Grand Floridian Cafe (3*), Hollywood Brown Derby (3*), House of Blues (3.5* - BBQ), Il Mulino (4*), Jiko (3.5*), Kouzinna (3.5* dinner; 4* breakfast), Le Cellier (3.5*), Les Chefs de France (3*), Marrakesh (3* - bit noisy; 4* belly dancers), Narcoossee's (3.5*), Rainforest Cafe (2*), Rose & Crown (2.5*), Sanaa (4.0*), Sci-Fi Theatre (2.5*), Shula's Steakhouse (4*), Sleepy Hollow (4* Qwik Serve chicken waffles & coffee drinks), Tamu Tamu (4* - Qwik Serve Hidden Gem) Victoria & Albert (5*- Best Service/Tasting Menu), Wave (3*), Yak & Yeti (1*)

On my 'to dine' list: Artist Point (Nov, 2014), Monsieur Paul (2015?), Ohana (2015?), Yachtman's Steakhouse (2015), & Spice Road (2015?).
JZCubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 11:20 AM   #11
3pletprincesses
DIS Veteran
 
3pletprincesses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: North of the border
Posts: 2,978

You will see kids the same age as your youngest and younger at most Disney restaurants. We brought our infant last August and never felt out of place. I try to avoid later times as I found it works better for us and there's more kids early dinner. However keep in mind that even adults are sometime worse then kids and make more noise then kids therefor i wouldn't worry too much about it. Go and enjoy!
__________________
Me DH & our lovely triplet DD and toddler
3pletprincesses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 01:32 PM   #12
DSLRuser
Age is a state of mind
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: midwest
Posts: 1,005

Quote:
Originally Posted by CraigInPA View Post
Flame suit ON.

Ask yourself whether your youngest child really can sit through a 2 hour meal without issues? If the answer is no, then spare the other diners at this signature restaurant the interaction with your children. There is day care, I believe, at all the resort hotels available if you really want to attend this restaurant. If your child can be "very well behaved", then, by all means, bring him/her.
Agree 100%

My kids are very well mannered, as we have taken them to nice places since they were in punkin seats. We have done california grill with them at ages 8 months and 6 years.

All I ask the OP or anyone who reads this. Watch your children. if they act up, remove them. Sorry, YOUR dinner may be ruined because of your kids. but dont let your kids ruined the dinner of several tables of people sitting near them.

My kids are not always perfect. My wife or I have had many moments where one of us had to go out side and be a parent to our child. some times we brought the child back and finished the meal. others we had to take a dogie bag home.

Parent your children. Time outs and empty threats only go so far. You have to call their bluff. Some times that means no ice cream, some times for us it means we give the child a spanking. What ever your method. PARENT YOUR CHILDREN.
__________________
*****30+ trips since 1993*****
Wilderness Lodge x 5
Beach Club x 4
Port Orleans FQ x3
Coranado Springs
Caribbean Beach Club
Contemporary Resort
Animal Kingdom Lodge
Yacht Club
Polynesian Resort
<<Disney Wonder>>
Marriot Sable Palms x 4
Marriot Royal Palms x 4
Bonnet Creek x 3
Marriot Cypress Harbor x 2
Marriot Grande Vista
DSLRuser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 02:44 PM   #13
mommy2paisley
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 597

We did Narcoosee's in Nov. with a 15-month-old and 6.5-year-old. The baby fell asleep halfway through the meal and everyone kept offering to run get our stroller for him to sleep, but that would have woken him up so DH just held him. When the food arrived, our waiter came over, cut DH's steak up into pieces, trimmed what little fat there was, and took the lobster off the shell and cut it up so he could still eat and it not get cold while I was eating. It was an awesome experience with kids!!! We noticed lots of kids, some in strollers sleeping, and the restaurant was pretty loud, so it's not like you have to be super quiet. I would definitely go with kids again!!!!
__________________
[B][COLOR="Blue"]
Kristy,
Mommy to Paisley and Tyler and Wife to Jonathan



Next Disney vacation is two whole weeks starting Labor Day weekend!!!
mommy2paisley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 03:37 PM   #14
TDC Nala
1937, what a year that was
Diet Coke on Ice or Else
I apparently don't do anything they want to stimulate
 
TDC Nala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Not far enough outside the Beltway
Posts: 59,266
DISboards Moderator

If the children are well behaved and you go early, there isn't any reason why not. Unfortunately if you are trying to be there for Wishes, depending on the time of year you are going, you may have to be in the restaurant at 9-10 PM which usually isn't the greatest for small kids - you alone know what your kids can and can't handle.
__________________
TDC Nala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 03:53 PM   #15
Bob NC
DIS Veteran
I am a trained professional
$7.61
Wilma Flintstone can vacuum my floors with a baby elephant anyday!
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Kernersville, NC
Posts: 4,520

Quote:
Originally Posted by CraigInPA View Post
Flame suit ON.

Ask yourself whether your youngest child really can sit through a 2 hour meal without issues? If the answer is no, then spare the other diners at this signature restaurant the interaction with your children. There is day care, I believe, at all the resort hotels available if you really want to attend this restaurant. If your child can be "very well behaved", then, by all means, bring him/her.
The only problem there is that after you bust off a hundred or so to pay for some in room sitting, you aren't going to be too happy sitting at Narcoossee's with 4 unruly screaming kids at the table next to you.

You will be fine, and more than likely your kids will be too. Go and enjoy it and if one of the kids gets fidgety a short walk out on the patio will do wonders.

Except V & A, there are kids the same ages as yours in EVERY restaurant.
Bob NC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.